Disco Elysium TV Show In Development

The recent bestseller Disco Elysium will get its own TV series. 

Indie developer ZA/UM has teamed up with the production company called dj2 Entertainment to work on a TV series based on the popular game, Variety announced.

The game, based on Robert Kurvitz’s 2013 novel Sacred and Terrible Air, tells a story of a veteran detective with a mysterious past is trying to solve a crime and prevent a civil war.

“We’re so gratified at the response Disco Elysium has received, and very happy to be teaming with dj2 to expand the franchise for other media and new audiences,” wrote Helen Hindpere, lead writer of ZA/UM. “Disco Elysium” was first released in October 2019 on PC. The game has received widespread critical acclaim, including four wins at the Game Awards. Those include the best narrative and best independent game awards. It also won three BAFTA awards and was named one of the best games of the decade by Time Magazine.

Little known about the series' writer, its network or streaming service. The company is said to be talking to writers who will help them pitch the show later this year.

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